Mold in the News: Issue 155

Mold in the News: Issue 155
At Got Mold? our goal is to keep our followers aware of mould related news stories. Each day, we scour the internet looking for relevant information. Here are 23 stories we thought may interest you!
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FEATURED STORIES (4)
Options for mold victims limited: It’s a silent, often unseen predator that can lurk for years and has been the demise of some of the grandest buildings in Louisiana. It is also present in almost every breath of air in the state. Mold, wherever it floats or grows, can be a costly problem for Louisiana property owners and building contractors. Still, no laws or inspection codes require environmental testing to root out mold and bacteria in commercial buildings.
Mayor Bill de Blasio signs law to require mold-proof building materials: Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill from City Councilman Steven Matteo to require mold-resistant building materials in moisture-prone areas of homes – a bill inspired by the soggy aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Hamptons summer rental subject of $380K lawsuit over moldy playroom cover-up: In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, money manager Brian Feuer, 50, says he shelled out $106,000 to rent restaurateur Stratis Morfogen’s Southampton home for the summer, in large part because of its “fully-equipped children’s playroom.” “Unbeknownst to Feuer, the children’s playroom was contaminated with mold — and the Morfogens knew it was contaminated with mold. Worse still,” the suit says. “Morfogen instructed the property’s groundskeeper/handyman to be sure to keep the playmats in place to hide the mold from detection,” according to the suit.
Toxic Mold Epidemic in America: Dr. Croft’s letter to FBI Director James Comey states it all that Toxic Mold Epidemic has become a National Security Threat to the health and well being of all Americans and that Wisconsin State employee Kim Kluck is acting illegally to take Dr. William Croft License and his Doctorate Degree to silence him and to hide the evidence Dr Croft presents to the Medical Industry.
MOLD and HEALTH (6)
Caution: Flood cleanup can be hazardous: Moisture entering buildings from leaks or flooding quickens mold growth.
Rain knocks out pollen, mold numbers skyrocket: A wet day can clear out pollen but once the rain dries up, mold takes off, according to Eben Soliz with Allergy and Asthma Consultants.
Mold has many ill health effects: Why is mold a health concern? Indoor mold can trigger allergies or allergy-like symptoms affecting the upper respiratory system.
Bad air quality may cause birthing problems: Some doctors now recommend that women who are expecting not only think about the food they eat but the air they breathe.
Why Do Some People Develop Allergies as Adults?: Allergies are largely genetic. If a parent has allergies, chances are good the children will too. But that doesn’t necessarily mean there will be symptoms. What is inherited is an immune system that is predisposed to allergic reactions. And sometimes the symptoms don’t emerge until later in life, when exposure to allergens, such as pollen, dust mites or mold, build up over time and reach a critical mass. Dr. Sublett cites a study of college freshmen who tested positive for the presence of immunoglobulin E, a type of antibody generally associated with allergies, but showed no symptoms. The subjects were checked twice more during their lives.
Fighting the common cold: A mold is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae. Molds are a large and taxonomically diverse number of fungal species, whose growth is obvious in the discolored or fuzzy appearance. Once there are molds in the body, the immune system is weakened and has difficulty fighting off the cold. This is because the presence of molds lowers the immune system.
MOLD IN SCHOOLS (4)
Parent claims mold uncovered by school construction making her kids sick: Stephanie Hull is worried that Taft Middle School is making her kids sick. Two of Hull’s six children attend the 84-year-old school, which has been undergoing renovation for nearly two years. She contends the activity is the source of their skin ailments.
Birmingham school officials announce results of mold investigation at Bush K-8 School: Birmingham City Schools officials have announced the discovery of a small amount of mold at Ernest F. Bush K-8 School.
Parents Say Moldy School Made Their Kids Sick: Erica McCabe has six children. The two who attended Stroudsburg Intermediate Elementary School have serious allergy issues. She thinks it’s because that building has a mold problem. “I’m horrified and I’m disgusted that these issues were kept from the public,” she said.
Mold infestation forces closure of section of Corinth Secondary: A mold and termite infestation has forced the closure of a section of the Corinth Secondary School, Principal Willard Andrew has said.
MOLD IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS (5)
Council tenant fears mould invasion: A MOTHER of five has said she is afraid to have her family visit her council home because it has been overcome by mould.
More mould in library’s Stayner branch: Mould was also discovered in the crawlspace and other parts of the building and that problem was fixed as well. The rotting floor joists and the mould in the crawlspace was credited to humidity, while leaks in the roof were blamed for causing the mould that was found elsewhere.
Tenants accuse developer Two Trees of moldy apartments: A Brooklyn developer who cut a deal with Mayor de Blasio to create more affordable housing runs a building that’s dangerous and mold-infested, tenants say.
Northward prison chapel undergoes $52,000 renovation to fix mold: The chapel at Northward Prison has reopened after being closed for more than a year due to a mold problem.
Black mold closes down Saratoga Springs neighborhood community center: Mayor Joanne Yepsen announced the necessary closing of the William Ford Neighborhood Center at 31 Fenlon St., deemed unsafe because of encroaching black mold.
LEGAL ISSUES and MOLD (3)
Lousy Vegas landlords rely on renter’s ignorance: Mold, cockroach infestations and bed bugs – those are just some of the problems renters have called FOX5 about, at their wits’ end, looking for help.
Landlord fined for not sorting out damp house: A LANDLORD has been fined for failing to sort out mould, rotten windows and a collapsing floor in a flat he let.
Garrison takes action to ensure child care safety: Beginning this week, the care of children at the Mills Road Child Development Center will temporarily relocate to the Goss Road Child Development Center so that potential issues related to the possibility of future mold growth within the Mills Road CDC can be addressed.
MISC. (1)
April showers bring May . . . mold? Keep your rental clear with these tips: Mold is a form of fungus that thrives indoors and out. It grows best in warm, damp and humid environments. That means those April showers don’t just bring May flowers — they bring mold to area apartments, too.